collective eyebrows raised when 2023 Sundance Film Festival announced a last-minute addition to the lineup. justice, documentary investigate allegations of sexual misconduct Against supreme court justice Brett KavanaughThe film is the director’s first documentary Doug Lymanthe man behind swingers When Bourne’s identityproduced by former journalist and documentary principal researcher Amy Hardy Allen vs Farrow When on the record, which only piqued my curiosity further. Does this film contain new allegations beyond those that emerged during and after his explosive hearings against Kavanaugh? Senate Judiciary Commission? Alternatively, Kavanaugh can be provided with new evidence to corroborate the testimony of women who have already come forward alleging various sexual misconduct. Christine Blasey Ford, Deborah Ramirez and Julie Swetnick?
justice It debuted at Sundance’s Park Avenue Theater on January 20 to a sold-out audience of 295, including dozens of press members. Liman funded the project by having the entire crew sign his NDA to keep it completely secret.
And this movie asks more questions than it answers.
It begins with Liman sitting on a couch across from Christine Blasey Ford asking the Hollywood director why he wanted to make this film. Only the back of Ford’s head is visible, and apart from archival footage of her powerful testimony, she is never seen on camera again. In a post-screening question and answer session, Lyman said he chose not to include new footage of Ford to spare him additional scrutiny and intimidation.
Most of the attention in this movie has to do with Deborah Ramirez. Said New YorkerRonan Farrow and Jane Mayer were freshmen Yell In 1983, “Kavanaugh exposed at a drunken dormitory party and thrust his penis into her face until she pushed him away and touched it without consent.” She made these allegations during a seated interview. repeat justice(Kavanaugh denies all allegations of sexual misconduct.)
The FBI spoke with Ramirez as part of a week-long “limited scope” investigation into alleged sexual misconduct by Trump candidate Kavanaugh, but ultimately said it “has no support for the allegations.” concluded. [of sexual misconduct]leading to Conservative Justice’s life appointment to the Supreme Court, agents for the Bureau have not been able to corroborate her account or even speak to many of the people who have told other stories about Kavanaugh’s actions at Yale. I acknowledged that
maximum exposure at justice It concerns Max Steer, a classmate at Yale University in Kavanaugh. according to Book Education of Brett Kavanaughto new york times Reporters Robin Pogrevin and Kate Kelly, who runs the Partnership for Public Service, a prominent nonprofit (and nonpartisan) organization in Washington, DC, told senators and the FBI: . At a dorm party, his friend pressed his penis into a female student’s hand,” but the FBI did not follow up with him. justice goes one step further and airs an audio recording of Stier’s account, which the filmmaker says was commissioned by an anonymous source. )
“This is something I reported to my wife years ago,” Stier said, adding that a friend of Kavanaugh’s had asked a heavily inebriated young woman in the dormitory to “hold her penis.” ” Elaborate on how you heard. Party. He also has an episode that he heard at a dormitory party when a drunken Kavanaugh tried to insert his penis into a young woman’s mouth when she nearly passed out drunk on her floor. I remember it with a voice.
elsewhere justice, some of Ramirez’s Yale classmates have expressed frustration that the FBI did not interview them, and Kavanaugh’s team contacted the Yale classmates during the investigation and A series of text messages appear in the film, in which Kavanaugh’s Yale University classmates explain how members of Kavanaugh’s circle contacted him about their memories of Ramirez’s allegations. It looks like they are discussing what they did. Kavanaugh affirmed in his testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee that he did no such thing, so the film alleges he committed perjury.
Above all, however, justice It feels like a signal flare for future whistleblowers and witnesses to Kavanaugh’s alleged sexual misconduct to move forward. In a post-screening Q&A, Hardy and Lyman told the audience that they’ve received new cues since the documentary’s release on January 19. The movie and their investigation are not over yet.